Brison published Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self with the Princeton University. Aftermath has ratings and 26 reviews. Bryan said: This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery fol. Synopsis and review of the book Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self, Susan Brison.

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It was certainly cathartic on one level to read about trauma and especially sexual violence discussed so frankly and in an academic fashion, but there are also some things about this book that troubled me, politically. Or like, what doing justice for a victim really would mean is something Brison seems almost unwilling to talk about her narrative ends with a conviction and then moves immediately into aftermafh discussion of trauma and while she talks about learning that brisoh could defend herself or that it is quite possible to want to kill your assailant and to not be a bad person, she never really asks if there is any point to her trial other than being rather bemused with some elements of a trial.

Kai Nielsen – – Inquiry: As Brison observes, trauma disrupts memory, severs past from present, and incapacitates the ability to envision a future. Deformed Desires and Informed Desire Tests.

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Dec 28, Michael rated it it was amazing. The result is that a lot of women stuff their anger until they started to learn to move powerfully and then a that stuffed anger aftermatb come flowing out.

Freedman – – Hypatia 21 2: In both respects, it helps the reader to understand with greater insight and compassion the uneven, arduous hrison from victim to survivor and agent in the aftermath of traumatic violence.


How to Survive Sexual Assault “In this wonderfully illuminating book, Susan Brison demonstrates that, in the right hands, the personal is. Medically, she was helped by individual and group therapy, as well as for drugs to fight depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Sometimes, it works to think of myself as a mechanical brisin. This book helped to view the impact that rape has on the victim.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Oh, and on an academic level, I don’t know enough about philosophy to really critique Brison there, but as far as psychology goes I found some of her theory wanting. I especially appreciated Brison’s analysis of the function of narrative in the process of recovery, and the ways in whic This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery following the trauma of rape and attempted murder.

Dec 01, Anne rated it it was amazing. Nov 22, Chris rated it it was ok. As Brison observes, trauma disrupts memory, severs past from present, and incapacitates the ability to envision a future.

This book has served the afteramth for countless papers and projects I’ve engaged in throughout my required coursework. An unspoken tension arises between that reconnection and the need for control pursued from stage 1. Violence and the Remaking of a Self on your Kindle in under a minute.

Restrained, lucid, and elegant, Aftermath is a testament to endurance and, ultimately, survival. Just that things could have been a little more robust.

Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan J. Brison

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It offers imaginative access to the experience of a rape survivor as well as a reflective critique of a society in which women routinely fear and suffer sexual violence. I should have such strength. In a Different Voice: It was, for Brison, a complete undoing of her persona—a shattering of self and a destruction of her past and future.


May 08, Paigeforeman rated it it brisom amazing Shelves: Brison – – Journal of Social Philosophy 24 1: Aftermath has been described as Brison’s attempt to rejoin two major parts of her life, that of being a woman who has undergone sexual assault, and that as an analytic philosopher.

The certainty of the self is called into question by the other with the suicide of her brother. A thoughtful intertwining of personal narrative with philosophical reflection.

Aftermath is the sharing of her experience after that ordeal. See all 10 reviews.

Brison – – In Diana T. A moving diary of personal trauma and recovery. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. May 04, Bobbie rated it really liked it. Margaret rated it really liked it Sep aftermtah, History of Western Philosophy. She also argues for the importance, as well as the hazards, of using first-person narratives in understanding not only trauma, but also larger philosophical questions hrison what we can know and how we should live. Any serious reader could be moved and provoked by it.